Friday, June 21, 2013

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I finally ran out of store bought taco seasoning. I had no choice unless I wanted to run to the store so I googled it and found a recipe on All Recipes. I quickly saw that I had all the ingredients and decided to give it a try. I was happy to see I could alter the spiciness because my son has had acid reflux and his stomach is very sensitive to spice. 

I was very pleased with the taste and to know just how much salt is going into it. What I loved was it wasn't as salty but still very tasty. Give it a try and let me know what you think. 

  • 1 tablespoon of Chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Add all ingredients and mix together in a small bowl. Brown ground turkey or beef and then add this mixture to the meat. Pour 2/3 cup of water to the pan and simmer until liquid cooks into the meat. 


  1. Thanks for sharing! I am always in need of taco seasoning for a quick meal, I should just make up a huge container of it :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. My family likes the homemade version as well. It is nice to know exactly what we're cooking with and being able to adjust when needed.

  3. I made this recently, too. I can't believe how easy it was and now I will never purchase those expensive little packets again!

  4. Just discovered how to make taco seasoning and thank for sharing. No more store bought taro seasoning for me.

  5. Thank you for sharing! It tastes much better than the packets.

  6. Ooooh, I love these homemade spice mixes.
    Great combo of flavours, doll!